Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Under the guidance of the GFDRR Brussels Team Leader, the DRM Analyst will work flexibly with the GFDRR Brussels team, across a number of tasks, including supporting the implementation of EU-funded Programs and contributing to reinforce GFDRR’s partnership with the EU on DRM.
• He/she will provide substantive operational, research, and other analytical support, while taking particular responsibility for specific tasks as assigned.
Specific tasks include:
1. Provide Support to the GFDRR Brussels Team in the implementation of EU-funded Programs:
• Contribute to operational day-to-day activities, in particular in the frame of the ACP-EU NDRR Program, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program, the EU-South Asia Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management, and the Disaster Risk Financing Analytics.
• Contribute to the programs monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, portfolio management, preparation of steering committee meetings, review of projects proposals, drafting of programs’ progress reports.
• Contribute to the drafting of progress reports and the GFDRR Annual Report.
• Support in implementing the programs’ communication strategy, including regularly updating the program’s website and maintaining knowledge exchange platforms (i.e. EU’s Capacity for Dev).
2. Analytical support and Donors relations:
• Work with the team in identifying and promoting strategic collaboration between GFDRR and the EC, and EU donors, in the field of DRM and climate change adaptation. This includes in particular the monitoring and analysis of the related EU and European Donors programming.
• Contribute to keeping the donors’ tracking table up-to-date.
• Contribute to the development of new financing proposals; support the setting-up of new trust funds;
• Carry out research and analytical tasks on operational and sector issues, review and interpret information/data, identify issues and recommend actions.
• Monitor ACP and EU news related to DRR and climate change adaptation, and particularly to post-disaster response (ACP, EC, WB websites, press releases) and highlight to the team news relevant/ of interest to GFDRR,
3. General tasks:
• Contribute to the drafting and final formatting of briefing materials.
• Contribute to the organization and preparation of trips/missions, organization of meetings, workshops and other events in Brussels/Europe.
• Maintain and expand the GFDRR Brussels contacts database
• Be in charge of organizing GFDRR Brussels’ library and of the dissemination of key documents to counterparts in Europe (including online and physical mailing)
• Any other task as assigned by the GFDRR Brussels team.
• Master’s degree in international development studies, disaster risk management, environmental sciences, social or political science, or related fields, with at least two years of experience in the areas related to development cooperation preferably with a focus on climate change, natural hazards, humanitarian affairs, vulnerability, and disaster risk management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience working in an international organization.
• Familiarity with World Bank operational procedures and policies for EU trust funded operations.
• Knowledge of EU institutions, policies and financing instruments.
• Excellent organizational, research, data management and analytical skills.
• Proven capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks, independently adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.
• Ability to work in a fast track environment, with efficiency, competence and integrity with people of different cultural background. Ability to learn new practices and procedures quickly, with potential for greater responsibility.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
• Strong computer skills, Microsoft applications.